Who did Jossara Jinaro play in The Young And The Restless?

Bruno Cooke May 2, 2022
Who did Jossara Jinaro play in The Young And The Restless?
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Jossara Jinaro passed away on Wednesday, 27 April 2022, aged 48 – the The Young And The Restless actress bravely fought cancer, her husband wrote on Facebook. Who did she play in Y&R and which episodes did Jossara Jinaro appear in?

Who did Jossara Jinaro play in The Young And The Restless?

Jossara Jinaro played Rosa in The Young And The Restless, but you’d be forgiven for not being able to remember her character.

She appeared in just one episode, in 2006. Episode 8,405 aired on 7 June 2006. Sally McDonald directed it – she has directed more Y&R episodes than any other person (928 to date). Kay Alden, Lynn Marie Latham and John F Smith co-wrote.

Jinaro is far from alone in having only appeared in one episode of the long-running soap opera – hundreds of actors have made cameos.

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Where can you watch the Y&R episode featuring Jossara Jinaro?

The Young And The Restless has been running since 1973. It’s now into its 49th season. In that time, to date, it has run more than 12,352 episodes, with episode number 12,353 due to air today (Monday, 2 May 2022).

With such a mammoth back catalogue, it can be tricky knowing where to look to watch previous episodes, especially from a decade and a half ago.

Arguably the easiest way to dip into the Y&R archive is to subscribe to the Paramount Plus streaming service. It requires a monthly payment, but you’ll get access to the channel’s full archives.

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However, as of this time last year, there were only 100 episodes of The Young And The Restless on Paramount Plus – according to Soap Opera Network.

Right now, it looks as though only seasons 47 and 49 are available to watch on Paramount Plus. But that’s not to say more from the Y&R archive won’t become available to view in due course.

Alternatively, for viewers in Canada, Global TV has a strong archive of The Young And The Restless clips – not full episodes – going back at least as far as 2016.

Cancer battle

Jossara Jinaro passed away on Wednesday, 27 April 2022 after a battle with cancer. She was 48 years old and died surrounded by family, her husband wrote “with great sorrow” on Facebook.

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Born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, in 1973, Jinaro began dancing at the age of five, according to her IMDB bio. She could speak English by the age of 15 and earned her first television credits in the late 1990s.

Jinaro’s early breakthrough roles included Virginia Bustos in ¡Viva Vegas! (2000-2001), Courtney Messina in Judging Amy (2004) and Andrea Clemente in ER (2005). She was also in 13 episodes of American Family in 2004.

Her husband Matt describing Jossara as “an amazing wife, mother, artist and friend”.

Friends and fans took to other social media platforms to pay tribute to the actress:

We sends our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Jossara Jinaro at this difficult time.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com.